Set your new employees up for success.

Photo by Svisio/iStock / Getty Images What is the most important thing a leader can do for a new hire? Transfer the DNA of the company to the new employee.  The culture, history, and aspirations of the company need to be directly communicated from the founder, president, or CEO to the new member of your staff. People need to hear … Read More

Visual thinking: relax and draw often.

S. Jancy/Parc Guell, Barcelona, Spain Based on several responses I received on a recent post of mine on visual thinking and drawing, I copied several images out of one of my sketchbooks to provide examples. In each of the drawings, I was working to record what I see and also think through the structure of and details of the subject. Well-designed organizations, … Read More

In the beginning, there were designers.

Now there are… …design strategists, design thinkers, design architects, design engineers, design managers, design leaders, design scientists, graphic designers, user interface designers, user experience designers, service designers, product designers, industrial designers, network designers, systems designers, and design researchers. They are practicing… …design strategy, design thinking, design management, design leadership, design science, graphic design, user interface design, user experience design, product design, … Read More